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How to save clothes from damage if moths appear in the house

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Moths are one of the most unwanted pests in every home. These insects can turn a wardrobe into a pile of torn clothes that can no longer be worn.

There is nothing worse than discovering that your favorite clothes have been destroyed. Luckily, a cleaning expert on TikTok shared a rather unusual cleaning trick to help you avoid this problem.

If you find adult moths in your closet – these are small butterflies with a wingspan of about 1-2 cm, or larvae – you should take immediate action. Other signs that your clothes are infested are the presence of characteristic holes in them.

In fact, contrary to popular belief, adult moths do not feed on fabric fibers. Instead, they lay their eggs on your clothes, and the larvae begin to spoil things after they hatch. Therefore, it is worth fighting not only the moths but also their offspring.

How to save clothes from damage if moths appear in the house

How to get rid of moths and their larvae

As soon as you find signs of moths, you should take all your clothes out of the closet, put them in a bag, and put them in the freezer overnight. The low temperatures will kill the eggs and larvae.

After that, wash all the clothes on a delicate cycle and make sure there are no insect residues left on them.

At the end of the procedure for getting rid of moths, you can also treat the walls of the closet with a special product with essential oils that repel these insects.

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